My name is Elsie J. Pelowook from Savoonga which is on St. Lawrence Island. I am a Siberian Yupik Eskimo and from the Lakaghmiit clan. Tagneghli is my eskimo name. Siberian Yupik is my first language. Norton Sound Health Corporation is my sponsor and after completion of this training program, I will be returning home to Savoonga to provide care as a DHAT.
Conan MuratBased in Aniak, AK
Employed by Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
“I was born and in Bethel, AK, graduated from Bethel Regional High School in 2000. I left for New Zealand in 2003 to attend the University of Otago and graduated in 2004. Ever since I started working for YKHC I have been dedicated to caring for the people of the YK delta. I have been working and living in Aniak ,AK since 2006 and have been providing care 12 surrounding villages. It has been quite an adventure since I have been practicing as a DHAT, traveling every other week to a different village to keep up with the amount of care needed in my area. I totally love what I do for a living and I can’t imagine doing anything else.”